Animated Emmy Noms 2015

The Emmy nominations were announced today and like always there were a bunch of shows I don’t watch.  Pretty much the only live action shows I watch that got nominated was Mad Men and Downton Abbey.  I was hoping The Goldbergs would get recognized but no love once again. 

girl meets worldThe one live action nom I was excited about was Disney’s Girl Meets World.  I have been meaning to blog about it but haven’t found the time.  I love it!  I loved Boy Meets World and I think it is one of the few reboots that has worked great.  A wonderful mixture of nostalgia for us grown-ups and lots of good stuff for kids.  It’s a show the entire family can watch together and enjoy. 

Other than that I was interested in the animation categories (of course!) and for the most part I was pleased.

For Outstanding Animated Program we had: 

Outstanding Animated Program – 2015

 Archer

 Bob’s Burgers

 Over the Garden Wall

 South Park

 The Simpsons

Of these 5 the one I am most excited for is Over the Garden Wall which I think is a true masterpiece.  I would love to see it get some recognition and perhaps more people to see it.  It is bold in its storytelling and the animation is stunning.  You can read my review of Over the Garden Wall here.

The Simpsons I also think is worthy.  I know people criticize it but they had an artistically ambitious season for 26 and the Treehouse of Horror that was nominated was brilliant with Simpsons 26 meeting Simpsons 1.

The rest of the nominees are too crass and vulgar for my taste but I see the appeal.

And for Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program we had:

Adventure Time

Disney’s Mickey Mouse

 Regular Show

 Robot Chicken

 Steven Universe

 Wander over Yonder

A few of these I haven’t heard of.  I would have loved to see Gravity Falls nominated which is so clever.  Robot Chicken I’ve heard of but never seen.  Wander over Yonder, Steven Universe, and Regular Show are new to me.  Have any of you seen them?  Are they good?

Adventure Time is a lot of fun but I would have put Rick and Morty in its place (not sure if that is short format or not?).

I am very happy to see Disney’s Mickey Mouse get a nomination. It’s a vintage style 2D show in the spirit of the old Mickey Mouse animated shorts and I love it! If you haven’t seen it, it’s really quite brilliant.  Artist Paul Rudish and his team capture the feel of old school Disney perfectly. I reviewed it on my channel.

What about you?  What do you think of the nominations?  I’d love to know your thoughts especially if you’ve seen some of these shows I haven’t.  It’s just a silly awards show but it is nice when something like Over the Garden Wall gets nominated when it sorely deserves it.

Have a great day!

8 thoughts on “Animated Emmy Noms 2015

    1. It has just right mixture of nostalgia for old school fans like me with new messages relavant to kids now. I love how it avoids the shouting of some of the other Disney shows which are cute but not as good as GMW.

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      1. Just saw them again. I actually only watch the Mickey Mouse and Girl Meets World. I like them.

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